Crossing for Hope

Venezuela to Aruba

11 November 2018

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Event details

Come and join us November 11, 2018 at Area of Zeerovers, Savaneta from 11 AM - 5 PM.
Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds (KWF) will be there to accept donations either cash or ATM.

Crossing for Hope

swimmers

These 5 swimmers will be crossing the channel between Venezuela and Aruba on November 11, 2018.

Crossing for Hope

The Aruba Dolphins Swimming is a local, non-profit swimming organization that was founded in October of 1975 by coach Roly Bisslik. In 1988, exactly 30 years ago, Mr. Bisslik was the first person who swam from Venezuela to Aruba. He did this for a good cause, which was to raise funds to buy a piece of land to build an olympic swimming pool for the community of Aruba, later named “Piscina Olimpico Roly Bisslik”.

By this means we are pleased to inform you about another noble initiative of social interest led by 5 swimmers of Aruba Dolphins. The team of swimmers consists of 1) Gwendolin Kock – Croes; 2) Deaxo Croes; 3) Romar Arendsz; 4) Davy Bisslik; 5) Stephan Thijsen. Little more than a year ago, this group of swimmers under the mentoring and supervision of Mr. Roly Bisslik has been practicing effusively to swim across the strait between Venezuela and Aruba.

The main purpose for this feat is to raise funds for the ‘Queen Wilhelmina Fund’ (Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds-KWF). This foundation is committed to assisting patients suffering from cancer in Aruba. With the funds raised during this remarkable swim event, KWF will work on different projects, among others, cancer prevention programs.

This long-awaited feat is scheduled for November 11, 2018. The swimmers will swim from Cabo San Roman, Puerto Escondido, Venezuela, departing at 7:00 am to Aruba. The group of swimmers will be accompanied by a support team consisting of three boats for each swimmer and approximately 25 people per swimmer to provide support. The trajectory is expected to last between nine and twelve hours of swimming.
The intention is to bring the community together not only to be part of an exceptional achievement in the history of sports in Aruba, but most importantly, to raise as much funds as possible for KWF.

Make your donation

Donations can be made to

Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds

Mention the name “Crossing for Hope” with your donation.

  • CMB - account 60078005
  • Banco di Caribe - account 80710901
  • Aruba Bank - account 2611450190
Our Goal Afl. 200,000 Current donation
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Our Team

All the cool people that are helping us :)

Brandon Kelly
Assist Swimmer
Charlene Leslie
Nutritionist
Dwayne Marchena
Co-captain Nashira
Edson Kelly
Boat Owner Nancy
Eduard Maduro
Paramedic
Francisco Goedgedrag
FINA Judge & Swimming Coach
Frank Kelly
Assist Swimmer
Incoe Martinus
Team Captain & Assist Swimmer
John Versteeg
Captain Owner Nashira
Kervin Koolman
Captain/Owner Devine
Lando Albertsz
Owner/Captain Qjaara
Oswald Lacle
Kayaker
Rayon Kelly
Mechanic
Seanthrick Toppenberg
Assist Swimmer
Shanmar Lampe
Captain Boat Nancy
Wladi Wolf
Assist Diver
Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds

Mention the name “Crossing for Hope” with your donation.

  • CMB - account 60078005
  • Banco di Caribe - account 80710901
  • Aruba Bank - account 2611450190